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China has world's most outbound tourists: report

Nearly 100 million Chinese tourists visited foreign countries last year, and they are likely to extend their lead as the world's biggest-spending travellers, state media reported Thursday.

China has world's most outbound tourists: report
Alma Shalabayeva with her daughter. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter on their way to Italy

Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of Kazakhstan's fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov, and her daughter Alua have left Kazakhstan for Italy.

Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter on their way to Italy
Onyango Obama, the uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama.©Reuters/Brian Snyder
Obama's uncle given US green card: lawyer

A 69-year-old uncle of President Barack Obama was on Tuesday granted the right to remain in the United States permanently after a federal court ruling, his lawyer revealed.

Obama's uncle given US green card: lawyer
23-y.o. Kazakhsnati ordered to leave his job in British FC
23-y.o. Kazakhsnati ordered to leave his job in British FC

The Ministry of Interior of Great Britain has ordered Alisher Apsalyamov, 23, from Kazakhstan to leave the position of Chief Scout in Wales football club Cardiff City.

23-y.o. Kazakhsnati ordered to leave his job in British FC
No more fingerprintless visas for Kazakhstan
No more fingerprintless visas for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan applicants for Schengen visas will have to provide fingerprints starting from mid November.

No more fingerprintless visas for Kazakhstan
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Britain to ease China visa restrictions

Britain is to make it easier for Chinese nationals to obtain visas in an effort to boost business between the two countries.

Britain to ease China visa restrictions
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US Embassy continues issuing visas to Kazakhstan citizens

The US government shutdown will not affect visa procedures of the Embassy in Kazakhstan.

US Embassy continues issuing visas to Kazakhstan citizens
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Ecuador becomes visa-free for Kazakhstan citizens

Kazakhstan and Ecuador has mutually cancelled the need for visas.

Ecuador becomes visa-free for Kazakhstan citizens
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan mulls introducing visa-free entry for EU countries

Kazakhstan is planing to introduce visa-free regime for several European Union countries for summer periods starting from 2014.

Kazakhstan mulls introducing visa-free entry for EU countries
Venezuela accuses US of blocking diplomatic efforts
Venezuela accuses US of blocking diplomatic efforts

Venezuela accused the United States of hampering its diplomatic efforts Thursday, saying Washington was denying airspace to its China-bound president and blocking visas for its UN delegation.

Venezuela accuses US of blocking diplomatic efforts
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UK to simplify issuance of visas for Kazakhstan’s entrepreneurs

About 150 visas have been issued under the program so far: Charles Hendry, UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy.

UK to simplify issuance of visas for Kazakhstan’s entrepreneurs
Roza Assanbayeva. ©tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan Tourist Association comments on 'Chinese visa issue'

The 'visa-free regime' does not mean cancellation of visas, but involves introduction of ADS visas for group travel: president Assanbayeva.

Kazakhstan Tourist Association comments on 'Chinese visa issue'
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There are no plans of introducing a visa-free entry for the Chinese: Foreign Ministry

According to Vice Foreign Minister Kairat Sarybai, “the current visa regime for the Chinese is optimum”.

There are no plans of introducing a visa-free entry for the Chinese: Foreign Ministry
Snowden's father has visa to visit Russia: lawyer
Snowden's father has visa to visit Russia: lawyer

The father of fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has obtained a visa to visit his son in Russia.

Snowden's father has visa to visit Russia: lawyer
U.S. Consul General to Kazakhstan Michael Snowden. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Kazakhstan becomes first Central Asian country with 5-year U.S. visas

American Consulate in Kazakhstan has started issuing 5-year visas in Kazakhstan first time ever.

Kazakhstan becomes first Central Asian country with 5-year U.S. visas
Snowden's father to visit Russia 'soon': lawyer
Snowden's father to visit Russia 'soon': lawyer

Edward Snowden's father is seeking a Russian visa and plans to visit his fugitive son in Moscow soon.

Snowden's father to visit Russia 'soon': lawyer
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American Consulate to issue first-ever 5-year visa in Kazakhstan

American Embassy will issue its first 5-year visas to Kazakhstan citizens on August 1, 2013.

American Consulate to issue first-ever 5-year visa in Kazakhstan
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U.S. prolong visas for Kazakhstan citizens

Kazakhstan citizens can now obtain 5-year U.S. visas.

U.S. prolong visas for Kazakhstan citizens
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Kazakhstan and U.S. unify consular fees for visas

Kazakhstan and the U.S. have unified the consular fees for issue of visas.

Kazakhstan and U.S. unify consular fees for visas
Kazakhstan artist Karipbek Kuyukov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
Nazarbayev and Cameron discuss incident with armless Kazakhstan artist

Kazakhstan President and British Prime-Minister have discussed the incident that happened with the visa of disabled artist from Kazakhstan Karipbek Kuyukov.

Nazarbayev and Cameron discuss incident with armless Kazakhstan artist